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The State Hornet

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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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Junior forward Shanti Smith goes up for a lay-up during a game in The Nest.

Hornets’ comeback falls short against Eastern Washington

February 14, 2014

Sacramento State’s furious second half comeback fell short as the Hornets lost to Eastern Washington Thursday, just their second loss at home this season.The Sac State women's basketball team was down...

Sac State women’s basketball holds off Northern Arizona’s late charge

February 6, 2014

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team held off a late second half comeback attempt  by Northern Arizona to secure the victory Thursday evening in Flagstaff, Ariz.The Hornets outscored the Lumberjacks...

Women’s basketball breaks scoring record against Weber State

February 1, 2014

Sacramento State women’s basketball team broke its own record for most points scored in a Big Sky Conference game in a road victory over Weber State, Saturday afternoon.The Hornets defeated the Wildcats...

Hornets hit season low in scoring in loss at Idaho State

January 30, 2014

Sacramento State’s Alle Moreno broke the Big Sky Conference record for most 3-point attempts, finishing with 725, but the Hornets struggled from the field in its road loss at Idaho State (7-11, 5-4),...

Hilliard makes history in big win over Northern Colorado

Hilliard makes history in big win over Northern Colorado

January 25, 2014

History was made as the Sacramento State women’s basketball team defeated Northern Colorado at The Nest Saturday afternoon.Hornets' junior point guard Fantasia Hilliard set the program record for career...

Record breaking performance pulls women’s basketball out of slump

January 23, 2014

Sacramento State women’s basketball needed to break out of its recent offensive slump and three game losing streak.The Hornets (12 4, 4 3) were able to do just that with a record-breaking 110 104...

Junior point guard No. 1 Fantasia Hilliard drives to the basket at The Nest earlier in the season against Cal State Northridge.

Hilliard on close watch for honorable NCAA mention

January 15, 2014

Fantasia Hilliard, junior point guard for Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team is officially in consideration for the NCAA’s Nancy Lieberman Award.Hilliard is one of 29 players on the watchlist,...

Senior forward Sadie Clements hits the game-winning shot to clinch a Big Sky Tournament berth Saturday afternoon in The Nest.

Southern Utah hands Hornets first home loss of the season

January 11, 2014

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team had its 9-game winning streak snapped, Saturday afternoon with a loss to Southern Utah at The Nest.The Hornets (11-2, 3-1) were a perfect 8-0 at home prior...

Women’s basketball rolls over Northern Arizona in second half

January 10, 2014

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team stretched its win streak to nine games with a win over Northern Arizona University, Thursday night at The Nest.The Hornets (11-1, 3-0) overcame a sluggish...

Women’s basketball wins program-best eighth in a row

January 4, 2014

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team continues to build upon its best start in program history.The Hornets (10-1, 2-0) knocked off the defending Big Sky Champion Montana Lady Griz (7-4, 1-1),...

Men’s basketball falls to Montana State despite Mills’ 19 points

January 2, 2014

Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team fell in its first Big Sky Conference game of the season on the road against Montana State, Thursday evening.The Hornets (4-6, 0-1) were unable to start conference...

Sac State women’s basketball finishes non-conference schedule 8-1

December 29, 2013

Sacramento State women’s basketball team returned to action after a two-week break with an 84-78 road victory over rival UC Davis Saturday afternoon.It was the sixth consecutive victory for the Hornets...

Freshman forward No. 23 Hallie Gennett shoots the ball at the basketball game against the Northridge Matadors on Friday at the Nest.

Alle Moreno named National Mid-Major Player of the Week

December 10, 2013

Senior guard Alle Moreno of Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team continues to accumulate accolades in her final season as a member of the Hornets.On Monday, Moreno was awarded the National Mid-Major...

Sac State spoils Jamie Craigheads return with 103-99 victory

Sac State spoils Jamie Craighead’s return with 103-99 victory

December 7, 2013

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team spoiled the return of former head coach, Jamie Craighead, with a victory over San Jose State Saturday at The Nest.  It was the first time Craighead faced...

Freshman forward No. 23 Hallie Gennett shoots the ball against the Cal State Northridge Matadors.

Hornets overcome early deficit, win late against Saint Mary’s

December 6, 2013

The Hornets’ women’s basketball team pulled off a thrilling upset against then undefeated Saint Mary’s at Colberg Court Thursday.     Sacramento State (5-1) beat the Gaels 94-92.Saint Mary’s...

Hornets to take on undefeated Saint Mary’s

December 4, 2013

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team looks to spoil Saint Mary’s College’s perfect season thus far this Thursday evening.The Hornets (4-1) will face off against the Gaels in its first home...

Sophomore outside hitter No. 11 Sloan Lovett plays against the Idaho State Bengals at the Nest on Nov. 15.

Sac State volleyball misses out on postseason

December 4, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team finished seventh in the Big Sky Conference, missing out on the Big Sky Tournament for the first time since 2011.The Hornets needed to place sixth in the Big Sky or...

Junior guard No. 32 Andrea Chenier attempts to score at the game on Nov. 8 at the Nest against the Cal State Northridge Matadors.

Andrea Chenier elevates her game at Sac State

December 4, 2013

Sometimes players just need a change that is closer to home.While playing basketball at New Mexico State may not have been the best fit for redshirt junior guard Andrea Chenier, but doing so at Sacramento...

Freshman forward No. 23 Hallie Gennett shoots the ball at the basketball game against the Northridge Matadors on Friday at the Nest.

Gennet’s 22 points lifts Sac State over Utah Valley

November 27, 2013

Sacramento State’s freshman forward Hallie Gennet scored 22 points to help the women’s basketball team defeat Utah Valley Wednesday to conclude its three game road trip.Gennett shot 8-16 from the floor,...

Senior opposite hitter No. 13 Kayla Beal watches the ball after diving to the floor at the game against the Idaho State Bengals.

Sac State loses to Montana, eliminated from postseason contention

November 24, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team will not head to the Big Sky Conference Tournament after falling to Montana Saturday and losing the sixth and final spot needed to make the postseason.  The Hornets...

Hornets stay in postseason contention with win over Montana State

November 22, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team moved closer to making the Big Sky Tournament Thursday with a road victory over Montana State.With the win, the Hornets continue to hold onto the sixth spot in the...

Hornet defense impressive in win over Oregon

November 17, 2013

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team held the Pac-12 scoring leader, Oregon, to 85 points in a Hornet victory Sunday.After giving up 102 points Friday to Oregon State, the Hornets (3-1) improved...

Hornets keep playoff hopes alive with victory over Weber State

November 16, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team kept its postseason hopes intact with a victory over Weber State Saturday evening at Colberg Court.The Hornets (14-15, 9-9) defeated the Wildcats in straight sets (25-14,...

Junior point guard No. 1 Fantasia Hilliard drives to the basket at The Nest earlier in the season against Cal State Northridge.

Hornets struggle offensively in loss to Oregon State

November 16, 2013

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball was poor offensively in its first road game of the season Friday, falling victim to Oregon State.The Hornets lost 102-80 to the undefeated Beavers (3-0). The 102...

Senior opposite hitter No. 13 Kayla Beal plays against the Idaho State Bengals on Friday at the Nest.

Sac State volleyball drops fourth match in a row to Idaho State

November 16, 2013

Sacramento State’s women’s volleyball team lost for the fourth time in a row Friday against Idaho State.The Hornets fell in four sets (21-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-25) at Colberg Court.With the loss, Sac...

Hornets begin crucial homestand to keep playoff hopes alive

November 15, 2013

Coming off three consecutive losses, Sacramento State’s volleyball team is hoping to turn things around when it returns to Colberg Court this weekend.After defeating Southern Utah on Oct. 31 in the first...

Junior guard No. 32 Andrea Chenier attempts to score against Cal State Northridge at the Nest.

Women’s basketball takes to the road to face Oregon State Friday

November 14, 2013

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team will hit the road for the first time this season to take on unbeaten Oregon State Friday.  The Hornets (2-0) will be without senior guard Se’Nyce Parrish,...

Women’s basketball senior guard Se’Nyce Parrish out indefinitely with knee injury

November 13, 2013

Se’Nyce Parrish, senior guard for Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team, sustained a knee injury in the first half of the Hornets’ 93-89 victory over San Diego State Sunday – she will be...

Women’s basketball senior guard Alle Moreno is averaging 19 points per game and shooting 60 percent from 3-point range. 

Moreno awarded Big Sky Player of the Week

November 13, 2013

Women’s basketball senior guard Alle Moreno was awarded the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week Tuesday for her efforts against Cal State Northridge and San Diego State.Moreno averaged 19 points, 5...

Moreno tops the record books in 3-pointers made

November 13, 2013

Standing at 5 feet 5 inches tall, senior Alle Moreno had been considered an underdog since she was in grade school, but the label did not phase her – she embraced it.The shooting guard for the Sacramento...

Alle Moreno breaks Sac State 3-point record in victory over SDSU

November 11, 2013

Senior guard Alle Moreno set the all-time record for most 3-pointers made in school history with 177, and converted on a late four point play to lead Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team to a...

Hornets fall in straight sets to North Dakota

November 10, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team fell in straight sets (23-25, 17-25, 19-25) Saturday on road against the University of North Dakota.With the loss, the Hornets fall back to .500 at 13-3 (8-7) and find...

Freshman forward No. 23 Hallie Gennett shoots the ball against the Cal State Northridge Matadors.

Hallie Gennett’s eight 3-pointers lift Sac State to victory

November 9, 2013

Freshman forward Hallie Gennett converted eight 3-point attempts for Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team Friday at The Nest in it’s season opening victory over Cal State Northridge.The Hornets...

New leadership starts new era at Sac State

November 6, 2013

With the departure of former head coach Jamie Craighead and forward Kylie Kuhns, who ranks at or near the top of every career statistical category in the team’s history, Sacramento State women’s basketball...

Reesey Byers on the running path to success

November 6, 2013

Reesey Byers overcame challenges that could have deterred his path toward becoming the face of the Sacramento State cross country team. A native of Bakersfield, Calif., Byers was born 3 months early...

Hornet offense explodes for 119 in victory

November 4, 2013

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team exploded on offense beating UC Santa Cruz in an exhibition game Sunday at The Nest.Senior guard Allie Moreno had 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead...

Women’s volleyball splits weekend matches on the road

November 3, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team split their road matches this weekend against Southern Utah and Northern Arizona improving to 13-12 overall and 8-6 in the Big Sky Conference.The Hornets entered Thursday’s...

Hilliard continues to thrive as point guard

October 31, 2013

Fantasia Hilliard, junior point guard and all-around star for Sacramento State women’s basketball, has proven that she was made for the sport.Born and raised in Sacramento, the 5’3 point guard has...

Sac State sweeps weekend play on Colberg Court

October 27, 2013

Sacramento State volleyball pushed their winning streak to three after taking down Portland State and Eastern Washington at Colberg Court over the weekend improving their record to 12-11 and 7-5 in Big...

Coach Ruben Volta a motivator for women’s volleyball

October 22, 2013

From playing for the men’s club team at Sacramento State, to manning the sidelines as a coach, volleyball coach Ruben Volta’s love for the game has not wavered.Born in San Jose, California in 1967,...

Harkleroad brings fast paced style to women’s basketball

October 22, 2013

For Bunky Harkleroad, the first year head coach of Sacramento State women’s basketball team, life has been much like his coaching style; fast paced.Born on Sept. 22, 1971 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida,...

Women’s volleyball splits its weekend match-ups

October 20, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team split their weekend matches against Montana and Montana State at Colberg court.The Hornets dropped their first match Friday evening to the Montana Grizzlies in straight...

Lovett becoming a standout player for women’s volleyball

October 16, 2013

From the small town of Durango, Colorado, to a full-ride scholarship to play at Sacramento State, sophomore Sloan Lovett chose volleyball over her family’s tradition of basketball.The outside hitter...

Sac State volleyball splits weekend matches

October 13, 2013

Sacramento State volleyball split their Big Sky Conference road matchups this weekend against Weber State and Idaho State.The Hornets got things started Friday night when they took on Weber State (5-17,...

Cross country coach overcame obstacles to get to Sac State

October 9, 2013

If you ask Sacramento State cross country head coach Joe Eby about achieving personal goals in the face of adversity, he could tell you a thing or two about doing as much – and then some.The first-year...

Volleyball splits Big Sky play this week

October 5, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team went 1-1 in this week’s Big Sky Conference play, as they took down Northern Colorado in Thursday night’s affair, but dropped Saturday’s afternoon match against...

Sac State could not keep pace at Inter-Regional Jamboree

October 5, 2013

Sacramento State’s cross country team hosted the Inter-Regional Jamboree at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Thursday.The men’s team finished seventh in the 8K with 221 team points while the women finished...

Sac State men’s and women’s cross country impress at Stanford Invitational

October 2, 2013

Sacramento State’s cross-country team completed the Stanford Invitational Saturday with the women’s side finishing 2nd in the 6k run and the men landing in 7th for the 8k run.Seniors Rachel Mitchell...

Marek Marksoo returns the ball with a backhand.

Men’s tennis bolstered by strong play from standout Marek Marksoo

October 2, 2013

It did not take long for Sacramento State junior tennis player Marek Marksoo to develop an interest in the sport he has a strong passion for and it took even less time for Hornet coaches to realize he...

Sloan Lovett spikes the ball during the Hornets’ 3-1 victory against Northern Arizona on Friday.

Volleyball sweeps weekend with win against Southern Utah

September 28, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball team capped off a strong weekend with a sure-handed victory over Southern Utah Saturday.The Hornets controlled the match the entire night as they cruised in straight sets...

Hornet Morgan Stanley returns the ball in the second half of the Hornets victory against Northern Arizona Friday.

Hornets end seven game losing streak in upset victory over NAU

September 27, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball squad ended their 7 match losing streak in thrilling fashion against top seeded Northern Arizona Friday. The Hornets knocked off the Lumberjacks in four sets (23-25,...

Volleyball slide continues as they open Big Sky Conference play

September 22, 2013

The woes continued for Sacramento State’s volleyball team as they dropped their first two Big Sky Conference matches.The Hornets fell in five sets (25-15, 25-17, 18-25, 20-25, 12-15) to Eastern Washington...

Sac State volleyball starts Big Sky Conference play Thursday

September 18, 2013

Coming off five consecutive losses, Sacramento State women's volleyball team will look to right the ship as it begins Big Sky Conference play this week.After starting the 2013 campaign 4-0 record (their...

Hornet volleyball struggles continue in Bronco Volleyball Classic

September 15, 2013

Sacramento State’s volleyball squad dropped all three of their matches at the Bronco Volleyball Classic in Boise, Idaho over the weekend. The Hornets fell victim to North Texas and Idaho Friday and tournament...

Hornet Jamboree a place for runners to show their skills

September 13, 2013

Sacramento State’s cross country team will host the Hornet Jamboree, which invites collegiate and regional high school runners Saturday at Granite Regional Park.The Jamboree is one of three home meets...

Bronco Invitational is final tuneup for women’s volleyball before conference play begins

September 12, 2013

Sacramento State (5-3) will begin play in the Bronco Volleyball Classic in Boise, Idaho Friday at 9 a.m.The tournament is the team's final tuneup before conference play begins.Head coach Ruben Volta and...

Men’s tennis ready to begin run for back to back Big Sky championships

September 11, 2013

After winning the Big Sky Tournament in 2012, the men’s tennis team at Sacramento State will look to continue their winning ways in 2013. Head coach Slava Konikov will be entering his ninth season at...

Hornets fall in straight sets to UC Davis in Causeway Cup action

September 10, 2013

The Aggies were too much for the Hornet’s volleyball team on Tuesday as Sacramento State fell in straight sets (12-25, 17-25, 22-25) in Causeway Cup action at UC Davis.Sac State dropped to 5-3 on the...

Hornet freshman outside hitter No. 3 Morgan Stanley runs through a drill today during practice in the Hornets Nest.

Women’s volleyball loses in Championship game of Sacramento State Invitational

September 8, 2013

Sacramento State volleyball dropped the championship game of the Sacramento State Invitational Tournament in five sets against Cal Poly, 25-19, 15-25, 23-25, 25-21, 3-15 to Cal Poly on Saturday at Colberg...

Hornet freshman middle blocker No. 2 Courtney Dietrich dives for the ball at practice in the Hornets Nest.

Women’s volleyball suffers first loss of the season at the hands of San Jose State.

September 6, 2013

Sacramento State women’s volleyball dropped its first match of the season to San Jose State on Sept. 6 at Colberg Court in the opening round of the Sacramento State Invitational.The Hornets fell in straight...

Sac State sophomore Sloan Lovett steps in to fill offensive void against Weber State during the 2012 season. 

Women’s volleyball shifts leadership for upcoming season improvement

August 20, 2013

After missing the 2012 Big Sky Conference Tournament by one game, Sacramento State’s volleyball team is looking forward to the 2013 season as they adjust to transitions that took place during the offseason.With...

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